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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2012, 01:01:53 PM »
Not much, but you can transfer stuff that's not written by you, provided its attributed. Code powered transfers have problems, as mentioned elsewhere, the thing is infested with malware so that it's probably best to print any threads you like to PDF and rehost them.
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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #41 on: February 11, 2012, 03:07:58 PM »
any reason I can't see the modify button to move some of my own posts? I'm logged in and everything...

I can get at threads started by me but not my posts in threads started by others it seems.

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« Reply #42 on: February 12, 2012, 01:36:54 AM »
You can only modify posts in a thread you started (although you can modify anyone's posts in those threads, not just your own). Don't ask me why, though.

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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #43 on: February 13, 2012, 07:26:34 PM »
Hmm... would the Internet Archive be interested in taking the database?
That could be a very effective method. Maybe just ask Archive.org if they could do a final sweep of everything one the forum, and possibly just hand them the database to make it easier?
At the very least, It would remove any time constraints on transcribing it back here, via code or not.
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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #44 on: February 14, 2012, 12:56:42 AM »
I would be really, really neat if we could export entire threads, instead of having to copy/paste individual posts.
You can. just Click at Print option at the start of the thread with your right mouse button and choose "Save as", save the .html file on your hard drive and you will have the entire thread as an easy to read file.
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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #45 on: February 16, 2012, 03:40:36 AM »
Why would ripping the text data and image links port over malware?

Especially if this forum is a different client?

I'm not the biggest codehead but i'm pretty sure that's actually impossible



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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #46 on: February 22, 2012, 04:31:10 PM »
Well I have always come to BG's Min/Max board more for getting ideas. Though every once in a while I do post. It had been a while since I visited (busy winter) and didn't notice the move until today. So while the old boards are nice for people like me, I know it's a pain to keep them around for ever.

There also comes the issue of lost posts. Nothing is worse then someone who has bookmarked a post for a character concept and then in a future game goes to look for it to build a character off of it, and can no longer find the posting. Now I assume all posts have been brought over to the new boards, but it just makes it harder to find.

Just pros/cons.

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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #47 on: March 08, 2012, 11:46:29 PM »
I just saved every important piece that I found for personal use... I think I'm ready so far. But you should wait until every handbook is taken to this board. If I can help just say so.

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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #48 on: March 26, 2012, 10:11:57 PM »
So . . .  what ended up happening? Did we find a solution?
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« Reply #49 on: April 30, 2012, 02:00:19 PM »
did anyone ever get a full dl of the boards? or an idea of the boards size (mb)?
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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #50 on: April 30, 2012, 11:36:16 PM »
Don't think anyone actually tried yet.
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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #51 on: June 08, 2012, 10:50:36 AM »
So what's the word?

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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #52 on: July 24, 2012, 11:34:23 AM »
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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #53 on: December 28, 2012, 04:15:07 PM »
i started downloading the old boards before i left for work today.

i dont know if it will preserve the linking or not, might have to do it again tonight.

i also did dndtools.eu as a test. it turned out to be under 200mb.... hopefully BG will be within a reasonable range like that.
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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #54 on: December 28, 2012, 04:29:09 PM »
I just saved every important piece that I found for personal use... I think I'm ready so far. But you should wait until every handbook is taken to this board. If I can help just say so.

Worst case scenario, I'm thinking of just mass copy-pasting handbooks over, then dealing with the atrocious editing later.

Handbooks labelled CPHJ (Copy Pasta Hatchet Job) will be my way of indicating this.
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« Reply #55 on: December 28, 2012, 11:20:00 PM »
ok i was wrong  :bigeyes

its been downloading for 9 or so hours. still going strong. was about 4gig when i checked it a few minutes ago. i can keep this rate up for a 2 more days before i gotta start juggling the data around.
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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #56 on: December 29, 2012, 03:16:07 PM »

+1 to altP

... does anyone else have a Gig or 2+ to spare  :???
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« Reply #57 on: December 29, 2012, 03:28:06 PM »
unfortunetly im working a 16 hour shift today, dont know if its still running or not  :banghead
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Re: Old Boards
« Reply #58 on: December 29, 2012, 05:13:05 PM »
What exactly are you downloading (all the boards vs. some of the boards?  images or not?  etc.), how are you downloading it, and what's your internet speed?  It shouldn't take multiple days and tens of gigs to download the whole thing.  I whipped up a quick script that was able to download GM Gameology in 10 minutes or so, and I have at least 20 gigs free if it's needed.

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« Reply #59 on: December 29, 2012, 05:33:51 PM »
just using wget

my net speed is about 2 megs/second (i dont think 'they' are feeding that fast)

i assume its getting anything an anonymous browser could get.
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